Agreements for Farms

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Agreements can be downloaded from this page, as can all of the program deadlines for the 2024 Stewardship Program year.

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility for any of the programs, please contact us at 604-940-3392.

Blueberry Rest Set-Aside Program

Applications open in Spring 2024

Available In:

Metro Vancouver and Abbotsford

Blueberry fields that are left with bare soil following the removal of blueberry plants are planted as pollinator set-asides with flowers, grasses and broad-leaved plants, then left to rest for up to 4 years. The resting fields are replenished with vital nutrients over time while supporting pollinators.

Grassland Set-Aside Program

Applications open in Spring 2024

Available In:

Metro Vancouver and Abbotsford

Agriculture fields are planted with flowers, grasses and broad-leaved plants, and left to rest for up to 4 years. The resting fields are replenished with vital nutrients over time, while providing food and homes for birds, pollinators, and small mammals.

Field Margin Program

Applications open in Spring 2024

Available In:

Metro Vancouver and Abbotsford

Planting and managing field margins with native flowers, grass, and broad-leaved plants to promote grassland habitat and soil stability upports the planting of along farm field margins and irrigation channels.

Hedgerow Program

Available In:

Metro Vancouver and Abbotsford

Native trees, shrubs, and grasses are planted on the edges of fields to provide habitat for birds and pollinators and reduce wind erosion. 

Contact us if you are considering a hedgerow: [email protected]

Cover Crop Program

Applications open in Fall 2024

Available In:

Metro Vancouver and Abbotsford

Agriculture fields are cover cropped with spring and winter cereals to help maintain soil productivity by preventing erosion from winter rain and wind, and by increasing organic matter in the soil. Plantings also provide ecosystem services for the community by protecting the local food supply and recreational fields, and by providing services like flood management, water filtration, and wildlife conservation.

Blueberry Rest Cover Crop Program

Applications open in Fall 2024

Available In:

Metro Vancouver and Abbotsford

Blueberry fields which have had plants removed are cover cropped with spring and winter cereals to help maintain soil productivity by preventing erosion from winter rain and wind, increasing organic matter in the soil, and preparing the soil for future blueberry plantings.

Cereal Habitat Enhancement Program

Applications open Fall 2024

Available In:

Delta

Spring cereals are planted for the purpose of soil conservation and wildlife habitat enhancement in Delta BC. Spring-seeded cereals have the ability to re-establish as winter cover crops when residual seed is adequately re-distributed after the summer harvest.

Forage Enhancement Program

Applications open Spring 2024

Available In:

Delta

Forage fields are enhanced through re-seeding or over-seeding for the purposes of soil conservation and wildlife habitat enhancement

Laser Levelling Program

Applications open Spring 2024

Available In:

Delta

Agriculture fields are contoured and graded for better surface water runoff and drainage, and to reduce soil erosion.

Soil Amendment Program

Applications open Spring 2024

Available In:

Delta

Soil amendments are applied to the field to improve soil quality.  

Application Deadline is November 1st. Apply before starting your project.

How Can You Help?

Your donation will work towards conserving important farmland and wildlife resources contained in the Fraser River delta.

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